Part II of the Canada Labour Code deals with occupational health and safety. Its purpose is to "prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of employment at federally regulated employers." One of the issues covered by Part II of the Code and by the related Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations is the matter of violence in the work place.
This guide is designed to assist employers, members of a policy or work place committee, or health and safety representatives in preventing work place violence as prescribed by the requirements in Part XX of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, also known as the "Violence Prevention in the Work Place Regulations" or "Violence Prevention Regulations." The Guide suggests a simple, practical procedure for you to follow in implementing the prescribed steps for the prevention of violence in the work place, including employee education and training.
Under Part XX of the Regulations entitled Violence Prevention in the Work Place, employers are responsible for:
The following pages contain guidance and sample work sheets to help you better understand these regulatory requirements. The work sheets illustrate certain steps in the violence prevention process. The guide and the work sheets do not form part of the Regulations and therefore their use is not mandatory.